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Books: Phonology: Lubowicz

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Message 1: Contrast Preservation in Phonological Mappings

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 12:20:29 +0000
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Subject: Contrast Preservation in Phonological Mappings

Title: Contrast Preservation in Phonological Mappings
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass
Author: Anna Lubowicz 

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The present study investigates how information about contrasts is
employed in the grammar. It is proposed that contrast preservation
exists as an independent principle, which, within the framework of
Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky 1993), is formalized as a
family of rankable and violable constraints on preserving
contrasts. Those constraints interact with one another and with
conflicting markedness constraints resulting in preservation or
neutralization of underlying distinctions in surface forms
(cf. Trubetzkoy 1971, Martinet 1967). By re-examining the role of
contrast, this study makes a significant contribution to our
understanding of a phonological system and the nature of a
phonological mapping (cf. Kaye 1974, 1975; Kisseberth 1976).

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